Washington Redskins Alex Smith Makes First Public Comments

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a gruesome injury that forced him to miss the last eight games of the regular season and has prevented him from resuming football activity since.

During an appearance on Oh My Goff podcast, Alex Smith made his first public remarks since the injury and told host Angie Goff that he still wants to play football.

“That’s the plan,” he told Goff on her Oh My Goff podcast, which was published Friday. “There are steps I’ve got to conquer before I get there. … Learning to run again. That’s a big one. I’m already throwing. Throwing isn’t a problem, but dropping [back], moving around, change of direction.”

The 35-year-old quarterback added that he must wear the external fixator on his leg for another four to six weeks, meaning he would have worn it for about seven and a half months.

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“The steps I’m at now are lifestyle steps,” he said. “I’m still working on playing basketball with my kids and running around after my daughter. Those are things I have to conquer anyway until I get to the point where I’m walking on the field. I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited about that challenge. The stronger I get every week, the more I do, the more hopeful I am that that’s a real possibility.”

With Smith expected to miss the entire 2019 season, the Redskins selected former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Haskins is expected to compete with Colt McCoy and Case Keenum for the starting position.

Even though the Redskins knew Alex Smith would not play this season and might never take the field again, the team never planned to cut him this offseason. If Haskins plays well this year, the team will have a tough choice to make at the end of the season.

July 3, 2019 by : Posted in 2020 No Comments

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